Modelling clay

A bust of the sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, by Auguste Rodin (1882). Terracotta, originally modelled in clay.
Giant clay sculptures in Caruaru (Brazil).
Roses and seashells made of Paperclay (DECO)
Industrial clay: a clay model of a BMW

Modelling clay is any of a group of malleable substances used in building and sculpting. The material compositions and production processes vary considerably.[1]

Ceramic clay

Ceramic clays are water-based substances made from clay minerals and other raw materials.[2] They are baked at high temperatures in a process known as firing to create ceramics, such as terra cotta, earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. Paper clay produced by pottery clay manufacturers is a clay body to which a small percentage of processed cellulose fiber has been added. When kiln-fired, the paper burns out, leaving the clay body. Consequently, the firing temperatures and glazes selection should be the same on those used with the clay body.

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asturianu: Greda
català: Greda
Deutsch: Knetmasse
español: Greda
français: Pâte à modeler
svenska: Modellera
Türkçe: Kil modelleme
粵語: 工藝黏土